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Michael Owen is ‘dreading’ his daughter Gemma, 19, taking part in more risqué tasks

Michael Owen is ‘dreading’ his daughter Gemma being pushed into more risqué tasks in the weeks leading up to the Love Island final if she wants to win. 

The football pundit, 42, refused to watch his daughter, 19, take part in the heart rate challenge last week, which saw her dress up and lap dance in front of the boys.

Father of four Michael previously insisted in the weeks prior to the episode that he didn’t think Gemma would be happy to take part in the challenge.

Uh oh! Michael Owen is ‘dreading’ his daughter Gemma being pushed into more risqué tasks in the weeks leading up to the Love Island final if she wants to win

However after she did, insiders told MailOnline the former England star is hoping she won’t compromise on what she feels comfortable with in order to win the show.

A friend said: ‘To be honest Michael will just be relieved when Gemma’s home. He’s massively proud of her and knows she has a sensible head on her shoulders. 

‘But he knows she is incredibly ambitious which has left him a bit anxious that doesn’t lead to her doing stuff to win the show that she might otherwise normally have stepped back from.

‘He’s sure it won’t but he just hopes she doesn’t take things too far. Michael has barely watched the show as he has been quite busy over the past few weeks but his wife Louise keeps him up to date with what’s going on.’

Awks: The football pundit, 42, refused to watch his daughter, 19, take part in the heart rate challenge last week, which saw her dress up and lap dance in front of the boys

Awks: The football pundit, 42, refused to watch his daughter, 19, take part in the heart rate challenge last week, which saw her dress up and lap dance in front of the boys

The source added that Michael has told his wife not to mention any of the ‘bad stuff’ that takes place on the show.

With more contestants arriving this week the stakes have been raised even higher with the possibility of more raunchy challenges and tasks for the villa housemates as they compete to get to the final.

The couple who wins the final at the end of the series will also have the chance to take home £50,000 with the final twist being whether the loved up couple decided to share it or steal it for themselves.

Gemma has had a rocky ride on the ITV2 show since appearing as an original Islander and even being coupled up with tattooed fishmonger Luca Bish has not been without its problems.

Eating his words: Father of four Michael previously insisted in the weeks prior to the episode that he didn't think Gemma would be happy to take part in the challenge

Eating his words: Father of four Michael previously insisted in the weeks prior to the episode that he didn’t think Gemma would be happy to take part in the challenge

However the couple appear to be proving their commitment to each other while spending time apart in Casa Amor.

Luca has been sleeping alone while Gemma is yet to show any interest in any of the new male bombshells.

It comes after Michael broke his Love Island silence following the Love Island challenge, commenting on his daughter’s villa antics on June 28.

Michael had done his best to avoid talking about Gemma’s appearance on the dating show over the past three weeks, but he couldn’t avoid her raunchiest moment yet.

Michael tweeted a single emoji to sum up his reaction as international dressage rider Gemma broke out a whip during her routine for the show’s infamous heart rate challenge.

Turn off the  TV! Michael Owen has broken his Love Island silence, commenting on his daughter Gemma's latest villa antics during Tuesday night's show

Turn off the  TV! Michael Owen has broken his Love Island silence, commenting on his daughter Gemma’s latest villa antics during Tuesday night’s show

Racy: The former footballer has done his best to avoid talking about 19-year-old Gemma's appearance on the ITV2 dating show but he couldn't avoid her raunchiest moment yet

Racy: The former footballer has done his best to avoid talking about 19-year-old Gemma’s appearance on the ITV2 dating show but he couldn’t avoid her raunchiest moment yet

No: Michael tweeted a single emoji summing up his reaction as international dressage rider Gemma broke out a whip during her routine for the show's infamous heart rate challenge

No: Michael tweeted a single emoji summing up his reaction as international dressage rider Gemma broke out a whip during her routine for the show’s infamous heart rate challenge

The ex footballer turned pundit shared an emoji of a a face covering their eyes with their hands, leading to some hilarious reactions from his followers.

The official account for opticians Specsavers tweeted in reply: ‘Want some blackout sunglasses?’

Phone company O2 joined in the fun, replying: ‘We’ll deactivate her number for you, Michael. Just to help a brother out #LoveIsland.’

Hilarious: The official account for opticians Specsavers was among the many who tweeted a reply, quipping: 'Want some blackout sunglasses?'

Hilarious: The official account for opticians Specsavers was among the many who tweeted a reply, quipping: ‘Want some blackout sunglasses?’

‘Turn the TV off, pal,’ one fan suggested. ‘Watching your daughter strip on prime time tv for a fisherman would have made my heart explode,’ agreed another.

The striptease challenge caused some drama in the villa, as Gemma’s heart raced the most for her ex boyfriend Jacques, not for her show squeeze Luca.

Meanwhile Jacques’ had his heart rate raised the most by his ex Gemma, despite Paige’s very risque Baywatch-inspired routine.

Wow: The striptease challenge caused some drama in the villa, as Gemma's heart raced the most for her ex boyfriend Jacques, not for her show squeeze Luca

Wow: The striptease challenge caused some drama in the villa, as Gemma’s heart raced the most for her ex boyfriend Jacques, not for her show squeeze Luca

Sizzling: Exes Gemma and Jacques' hearts raced the most for each other during the striptease challenge with the rugby ace admitting he had sex flashbacks

Sizzling: Exes Gemma and Jacques’ hearts raced the most for each other during the striptease challenge with the rugby ace admitting he had sex flashbacks 

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